fire marshal


an official heading a bureau for the prevention or investigation of fires.
a person who has charge of the fire-prevention equipment and personnel of an industrial plant.

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Origin of fire marshal

First recorded in 1860–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for fire marshal

fire marshal

noun US

a public official responsible for investigating the causes of fires, enforcing fire prevention laws, etc
the head of a fire prevention organization
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